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A picture of young girl with the statements "Look Beneath the Surface" and "Human Trafficking is Modern Day Slavery" placed over the photo.

Human Trafficking and Indigenous Populations

Risk factors for trafficking of American Indian, Alaska Native and Pacific Islanders include poverty, poor education and inequality.

Photo of a Navajo Dancer.

Tribal Programs Gaining in Number and Strength

Native American tribes operating “comprehensive” child support programs increased from nine to 56 in only 14 years.

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Early Childhood Professionals Learn About Creating a Safe Place for All Families

LGBT families share concerns and advice with early childhood development professionals.

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KISRA – Changing Behaviors, Changing Lives, Changing Futures for West Virginia Families

Technology encourages entrepreneurship and healthier lifestyle in Dunbar, West Virginia.

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Foster Care and Human Trafficking – A Parent’s Perspective

Despite common beliefs, slavery in the U.S. did not end 150 years ago.

Young children from the Pine Ridge Reservation.

20 Years of Language Project funding for Native American Communities

ANA is set to announce its new Native Language Grants for fiscal year 2014 and reflects on the recent Native American Languages Summit and growing national support to assist Native American language survival.

A photo of Angie Godfrey who is a Program Specialist for the Office of Head Start.

Happy 20th Anniversary, Early Head Start!

A momentous decision two decades ago acknowledged how important the period from prenatal to age three was to children’s development and well-being.

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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: Three Lessons on Human Dignity

This year’s theme centers on the dignity for victims of human trafficking.

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Housing Assistance Programs for Super Storm Sandy Survivors

ACF funds local New Jersey and New York programs to provide shelter and assistance.

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Preparing Teens to Be Leaders, in Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Beyond

Program gives young people structured leadership opportunities to empower and prepare them for adulthood.

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